RMC Product Reviews

Reviews of great new products scale model railroader, presented by the Railroad Model Craftsman staff. Please contact Tony Cook to have your product considered for review.

Trainworx 40-foot Drop Frame Intermodal Trailer in HO

October 19, 2016

Trainworx 40-foot Drop Frame Intermodal Trailer in HO

With their first HO-scale release, Trainworx has answered the decades-long wishes of many HO-scale modelers seeking a proper mix of trailers in their piggyback trains with not only one style, but two different drop-frame 40-foot intermodal vans.

San Juan Rio Grande Hopper Decals in HO

October 12, 2016

San Juan Rio Grande Hopper Decals in HO

The HO San Juan Decals set provides a number of options for recreating 17000- and 18000-series coal hoppers that served Rio Grande in the 1960s and 1970s.

Monster Modelworks Concrete Paving

February 11, 2016

Monster Modelworks Concrete Paving

The recent introduction by Monster Model and Laser Works of laser etched laser board sheets representing concrete paving in a variety of configurations now allows the model builder to quickly lay out realistic concrete paved streets and sidewalks easily with excellent results.

Broadway Limited Imports DCC Address Changer

February 11, 2016

Broadway Limited Imports DCC Address Changer

BLI’s Address Changer should find a home on any DCC user’s work bench or in their travel box. It is a must for clubs using Digital Command Control as well as individuals. The compact stand alone unit is quick to set up, easy to use and reasonably priced.

Bar Mills Shady Grove Gas Station

February 11, 2016

Bar Mills Shady Grove Gas Station

This colorful Art Deco style, easy to assemble model painted in Texaco’s white with green and red trim scheme featuring period signage will be a focal point on any 1920s to 1960s era layout.

MicroLux LaserKnife 2525 Laser Cutter

January 12, 2016

MicroLux LaserKnife 2525 Laser Cutter

With only a few hours of practice, an amazing array of precise parts and models can be created in an almost limitless range of materials. Based on these attributes, Micro-Mark’s LaserKnife will allow the hobbyist to reach new levels with their models and may well prove to be “the ultimate tool” in anyone’s workshop.